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Navy Says Pilot Was Killed in Death Valley Fighter Crash

Identity is being withheld for a day

(Newser) - The pilot of a Navy jet fighter that crashed in Death Valley National Park was killed, the military said Thursday, per the AP . The identity of the pilot will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin in accordance with Defense Department policy, the Navy said in... More »

7 Park Visitors Hurt in Fighter Jet Crash

Witnesses say Super Hornet slammed into canyon wall

(Newser) - The crash of a US Navy fighter jet Wednesday in Death Valley National Park injured seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. Ambulances were sent to the crash site near Father Crowley... More »

2 Aviators Killed in Navy Jet Crash

'In the air, I saw fire,' witness says

(Newser) - Two aviators were killed Wednesday afternoon when a Navy fighter jet crashed near the Naval Air Station Key West. The AP reports that the F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land when it crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway. The pilot and the weapons... More »

Two Killed in California Navy Jet Crash

$50M Hornet disintegrates into smoldering debris in Fresno field

(Newser) - Two service members were killed yesterday when a fighter jet crashed into a field in central California during a training exercise. The F/A-18F Super Hornet went down a half mile from the Naval Air Station outside of Fresno. Witnesses said the $50 million aircraft disintegrated into "smoldering debris,"... More »

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